What We Treat
Our team of experienced pelvic floor physiotherapists are trained in identifying your particular muscle problem and treating as appropriate for your needs.
Prolapse occurs when the structures designed to keep the organs in place weaken or stretch so that one or more pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum) start to slip out of place. It may feel like an annoying bulge in the vagina, heaviness or perineal pressure.
Pelvic girdle pain involving the pubic symphysis and or the sacro-iliac joints can occur in many women at some stage in their pregnancy or postnatally.
Misconceptions about urinary incontinence abound. Please do not think you have to suffer with leakage after childbirth or as you get older.
Research indicates a strong correlation between weak pelvic floor muscles, recurrent incontinence and the need for a repeat surgery. (Vakili et al. 2005.)
Men are welcomed at our Parnell practice on referral from their doctor for specific issues with bladder, bowel and pelvic pain.
If you are a patient of a 161 Gillies Ave Urologist we have limited physiotherapy appointments at the 161 practice, however you are also welcome at the Parnell practice.
The three main bowel problems pelvic floor physiotherapy addresses are faecal incontinence / soiling, difficulty emptying (including obstructive defaecation) and urgency.
Treatments are planned following a comprehensive assessment of the impact of pain on your function and quality of life and a physical examination. Our goal is to reduce your pain and optimise your bladder, bowel and sexual function.